hacksaw

noun
hack·​saw | \ ˈhak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce hacksaw (audio) \

Definition of hacksaw

: a fine-tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame that is used for cutting hard materials (such as metal)

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Examples of hacksaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Put down your hacksaw and pick up the P590, a cordless metal-cutting solution priced for the rest of us. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "The Popular Mechanics 2020 Tool Awards," 18 Mar. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 Use the hacksaw to cut off half of the metal on each pick. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "7 Ways To Survive On The Ice," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hacksaw

1638, in the meaning defined above

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20 May 2020

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“Hacksaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hacksaw. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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hacksaw

noun
How to pronounce hacksaw (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hacksaw

: a saw used for cutting metal

hacksaw

noun
hack·​saw | \ ˈhak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce hacksaw (audio) \

Kids Definition of hacksaw

: a saw with small teeth used for cutting hard materials (as metal)

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